|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #11 - Mozart’s ‘Haydn’ Quartets - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
Both string quartets featured in this podcast were published as part of a group of six string quartets Mozart dedicated to Haydn, and Haydn’s influence shows. The first quartet on the program, number 16, takes a great deal from Haydn’s string quartets. The first movement begins with a slow, somewhat mysterious, introduction, and moves on to a good-humored romp, full of Haydn’s playful style. The third movement, the minuet, also delights in unexpected hesitations and interruptions...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Mozart; Borromeo String Quartet
|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #8 - Mozart: Not Just a Prodigy - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
Because Mozart wrote and played music so well from such an early age, there is a commonly held view that he always composed with extraordinary ease, that his works were the product of a sort of divine inspiration. But scholars now realize that, while Mozart did write extraordinary music, it was not always so simple for him. In the dedication of Mozart’s string quartets, he calls them the “fruits of a long and laborious endeavor.” Characterized by adventurous chromaticism and intricate fuga...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Mozart; Borromeo String Quartet; Paula Robison; Gardner Chamber Orchestra; Douglas Boyd
|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #3 - Schubert: Inspired by Song - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
This week’s program features two chamber music pieces, one with voice and one without, both written late in Schubert’s life, and both inspired by his love of song. “The Shepherd on the Rock” is longer than most of Schubert’s 600 songs, at about fifteen minutes, and in many ways is more like a chamber music piece than a song. The narrator, a shepherd singing of his far away beloved, moves from wistfulness to despair to hope...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Schubert; Musicians from Marlboro; Hyunah Yu; Alexander Fiterstein; Gilbert Kalish; Borromeo String Quartet